Police Search for Masked Thieves Who Robbed Suburban Couple

Friday, Dec 6, 2013  |  Updated 1:50 AM CDT
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A man was confronted in his garage in the 200 block of Timber Lane in LaGrange Park by a woman wearing a mask and holding a knife. The man was tied up while the woman and two masked men stole items from his home. Christian Farr reports.

A man was confronted in his garage in the 200 block of Timber Lane in LaGrange Park by a woman wearing a mask and holding a knife. The man was tied up while the woman and two masked men stole items from his home. Christian Farr reports.

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Police are searching for a woman and two men who allegedly robbed a suburban Chicago couple in their home Wednesday.

Police said around 8 p.m. a man was confronted in his garage in the 200 block of Timber Lane in LaGrange Park by a woman wearing a mask and holding a knife. The man was tied up while the woman and two masked men stole items from his home.

The man’s wife was also home at the time of the invasion but was not tied up during the incident, police said.

The wife had three rings removed from her hand by the masked group, who also took around $1,300 in cash, jewelry and the family’s white Lincoln Town Car, according to authorities.

No one was injured in the incident, officials said.

Specialists from the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit are working with LaGrange Park Police to investigate the home invasion.

Art Schuett has lived in the neighborhood for nearly 40 years, and had a tough time believing this happened so close to home.

"It scary. That is something that definitely disturbs me," Schuett said.

Neighbors say the victims are in their 70s and have lived in the area for nearly four decades.

"It just kind of puzzled me. When I walk every morning I lock the front door, and now for sure I am going to lock that front door," neighbor Donna Palak said.

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